Report: Huddersfield make contact over January deal for Burnley's Tom Heaton

A general view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Southampton at John Smith's Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Huddersfield, England.

The Burnley goalkeeper is reportedly wanted by the Clarets' relegation rivals, Huddersfield Town.

Tom Heaton of Burnley FC looks on from the bench during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Huddersfield Town have already made contact over a deal to sign the Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton in January, according to the Sun.

Huddersfield possess the Premier League's fourth worst defence this season, leaving them third from bottom of the table.


Heaton, meanwhile, has fallen down the pecking order at Burnley, after Joe Hart's arrival from Manchester City in the summer transfer window.

And the Sun claims the three-cap England international is desperate to leave Turf Moor, where another Three Lions shot-stopper, Nick Pope, is also employed.


Heaton's Burnley contract only has 18 months left to run, and the presence of both Hart and Pope could tempt the Clarets into selling the 32-year-old.

A move to Huddersfield, who are based just 25 miles east of Burnley, could appeal to Heaton, whose roots are in the north west.

Jonas Lossl and Ben Hamer have shared the Terriers' goalkeeping duties this season.

Jonas Lossl of Huddersfield Town plays the ball during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Fulham FC at John Smith's Stadium on November 05, 2018 in Huddersfield, United...

Would Heaton be a good addition for Huddersfield?

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